Bahamas select four winners in its “Say Yes Marriage Proposal” Contest
- Jan 17, 2018 - 9:39:33 PM
Four winners have been selected from the recent “Say Yes” Marriage
Proposal contest, which ended December 15, 2017 and was organized by The
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) in conjunction with
Paparazzi Proposals of New York. More than 300 grooms from throughout
the United States of America submitted entries into the six weeks social
media contest, with hopes of winning a surprise marriage proposal and
four days three nights stay at any of four islands in The Bahamas:
Abaco, Exuma, Nassau or Paradise Island.
The winners, who were
selected from a panel of qualified judges, have been notified but will
be named after their proposal on February 14, 2018...
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Holds Mega Fam For Florida Travel Agents
- Dec 19, 2017 - 8:08:25 PM
Some forty of the top producing travel agents including Bahamas travel
specialists from throughout Florida were recently hosted to a mega
familiarization trip to Nassau, Bahamas by the Bahamas Ministry of
Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) Florida sales office. The trip in
partnership with the Bahamas’ major stakeholders and key industry
partners, afforded the agents the opportunity to experience firsthand,
the newest tourism developments and destination assets in The Bahamas.
travel agents who came from as far North as Tampa and Jacksonville,
Florida spent three days and two nights at the exclusive BahaMar Resort
on Cable Beach...
AOPA Thanks The Bahamas for Its on-going commitment to General Aviation
- Dec 7, 2017 - 7:27:05 PM
Mr. Mark Baker, President and CEO of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots
Association (AOPA) recently thanked The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and
Aviation (MOTA) for its ongoing commitment to general aviation (GA).
a plaque presented to the Ministry, Mr. Baker “thanked and commended
the MOTA for its ongoing commitment to general aviation and for its
outstanding support and dedication in the preparation of its 2017 Fly In
to The Bahamas from Tampa, Florida
Director General of Bahamas Ministry of Tourism leads Training Seminar for oversees Sales and Marketing Team
- Dec 7, 2017 - 2:07:42 PM
At a recent Bahamas Ministry of Tourism USA Sales and Marketing seminar,
The Director General (DG) of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and
Aviation (MOTA) Mrs. Joy Jibrilu met with the team and took the
opportunity to outline the business plan and priorities for Tourism in
The Islands Of The Bahamas. The three- day seminar brought together the
brightest minds to strategize on how to achieve the Ministry’s goals
moving forward into 2018.
The Director General expressed pleasure
at the opportunity to meet with members of the team who are based
across the U.S. including offices in New York, Atlanta, Florida, Houston
and Toronto, Canada. In sharing the long- term objectives of the
Ministry of Tourism, the DG said that, "the tourism industry must be
driven by initiative, innovation, and creativity."...
New Bahamas Consul General Miami visits with Bahamas Tourist Office South Florida
- Dec 1, 2017 - 1:41:32 PM
The newly appointed Bahamas Consul General to Florida and the Southern
States, Mrs. Linda Mackey, recently visited the offices of The Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism, Florida and pledged that, "as a partner from the
Consulate I will work closely with you to ensure that all of our
visitors to The Bahamas have a great experience."
The new Consul
General who was posted to Florida a few months ago, and is based in
Miami, expressed great pleasure at meeting the some 35 Bahamians
employed there with The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism...
First Bimini Wahoo Meat Mayhem – A smashing success
- Nov 22, 2017 - 2:24:22 PM
More than $141,000 was awarded this weekend in Bimini at the First
Bimini Wahoo Meat Mayhem Fishing Tournament, held November 16-18, at
Resorts World Bimini.
Organized by Captain Jimmy Wickett,
President of Meat Mayhem Tournaments, some 24 boats, from across the USA
including Florida, Alabama, Texas, South Carolina and Maryland as well
as Grand Bahama Island and as far as Germany, and each paying a
registration fee of $3,000, participated in the two-day fishing event...
Bahamas Aviation Council assemble to proactively plan industry’s future
- Nov 21, 2017 - 8:27:52 AM
Earlier this month The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA)
in conjunction with several aviation industry partners that makes up the
Bahamas Aviation Council, convened at the Nassau Airport Development
Company’s office (NAD) to collectively unify its body, strengthen
cohesiveness and proactively strategize for the future.
Council, led by Charles Albury, Permanent Secretary, MOTA included
representatives of the MOTA’s (Nassau and USA offices), NAD, Bahamas
Departments of Customs, Immigration and Civil Aviation, Royal Bahamas
Bahamas Marinas and Boating Partners tout “We are open for business” message at 2017 Fort Lauderdale Intl. Boat Show
- Nov 20, 2017 - 1:25:27 PM
Bahamas hotels, yacht and marina operators from throughout the islands
were in full attendance at the recent 2017 Fort Lauderdale International
Boat Show (FLIBS), held November 1-5, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale. The
Bahamian operators were there to ensure that the boating enthusiasts
knew that the marinas in The Bahamas were not impacted by the recent
storms that devastated parts of the Caribbean, and that they are in
fact, open for business and ready to book.
Some 1,200 boats
in-water, were featured at the world’s largest in-water boat show, which
bought together 105,000 international buyers and sellers from 50
countries. FLIBS’ 58th event showcased 1,000 exhibitors who displayed
their marine products and accessories...
Florida’s Leading Travel Agents pleased with visit to Grand Bahama Oct 27-28,
- Oct 31, 2017 - 9:09:05 AM
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA) Plantation’s office
recently hosted several travel agents from West Palm Beach, Broward and
Miami Dade Counties, to Grand Bahama Island, October 27-28, 2017 via
Balearia Caribbean. The visit, which was part of the MOTA ongoing
campaign, “The Bahamas is Open For Business, Come See For Yourself,”
gave the agents an opportunity to experience first hand, the island’s
major hotels, marinas and tourist attractions...
The Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism and Aviation makes headway in Halifax, Nova Scotia
- Oct 26, 2017 - 11:01:33 AM
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA) representatives traveled
to Halifax, Nova Scotia during a recent Bahamas Tourist Office (BTO)
Canada sales mission in an effort to promote The Islands Of The Bahamas
and attract Canadian visitors to the destination.
Commissioner Roselyn Horton joined Paul Strachan, Senior Director of
MOTA- Canada, as they met with key travel trade media, local travel
agents, the Federation of International Basketball Association Group
(FIBA), and students of Arcadia University, Dalhousie University, St.
Vincent University, and St. Mary's University...
Say 'Yes' In The Bahamas Tourism Social Media Wedding Proposal Competition
- Oct 24, 2017 - 1:23:42 PM
The Bahamas, one of the world’s leading destinations for weddings and
honeymoons, is gearing up to launch its newest romance competition “Say
Yes in The Bahamas Wedding Proposal.
The unique social media
competition, which commences on October 30, 2017 and ends on December
15, 2017 is a joint initiative created by the Romance Department of The
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA) in conjunction with
Paparazzi Proposal, to showcase the ultimate wedding proposals offered
in the destination...
Second Place for Bahamas Jr. Minister of Tourism
- Oct 15, 2017 - 10:50:44 PM
Bahamas Jr. Minister of Tourism 2017 Michael Wallace
secured a second-place finish at the Caribbean Tourism Organization
(CTO) Youth Congress in Grenada, on Friday.
Wallace, a student
of St. Anne’s School in New Providence, presented on the topic,
“Signature Tourism Products – Strengthening the image of your
destination”. Wallace presented the idea of The Island Hop, a proposed
mini-cruise experience throughout The Islands of The Bahamas. It’s an
idea that the 17-year-old thought would bring young travelers to The
Bahamas for new fun and exciting experiences...
45th Annual McLean's Town Conch Cracking Festival "Building Tradition"
- Oct 14, 2017 - 5:28:28 PM
Hundreds of residents and visitors flocked to the East End Primary
School to celebrate the 45th Annual McLean's Town Conch Cracking
Festival on Grand Bahama Island on National Heroes Day.
festival, which has been a staple homecoming event on Grand Bahama
Island, began in 1972 under the inspiration of English teacher Jeffery
Morgan and has since grown into a homecoming festival dedicated solely
to the conching industry...
Hon. Dionisio D’aguilar Is President Of UNWTO Commission For The Americas
- Oct 4, 2017 - 3:40:18 PM
The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) elected The
Bahamas as President of the Commission for the Americas (CAM) at the
22nd session General Assembly held in Chengdu, China, September 10 – 17,
2017. Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio
D’Aguilar, will assume the seat on behalf of the country for the next
“With such unique and diverse cultural and natural
attributes that the Americas are blessed with, I pledged to work in
collaboration with member States of the region to further develop and
promote these attributes globally in an effort to enhance the quality of
life of citizens through the advancement of tourism development,”
The Bahamas is back to business after Hurricane Irma
- Sep 13, 2017 - 9:54:28 PM
The Bahamas is back to business as tourism resumes after mainly cosmetic
clean-up in our major tourism centers, while efforts to rebuild in
those islands of The Bahamas that were hardest hit continue.
of Tuesday, Sept. 12, all airports in The Bahamas are open and both
international and domestic service has resumed. Major hotels in Nassau
have already welcomed newly arrived guests, and cruise ships are
expected to begin calling at ports in The Bahamas today. Recreational
marinas have also reopened after reporting mostly no damage.
While most of The Islands of The Bahamas escaped severe damage,
Pilots from South Africa make their dream a reality of visiting The Bahamas
- Aug 7, 2017 - 10:09:59 PM
PLANTATION, Florida – (August 3, 2017) – Captains Sean Murray and
Colin Gray, pilots from Cape town, South Africa said, that they had
always been fascinated with the beauty of The Bahamas and had dreamed of
flying there. They decided to make their dream a reality and combined
their trip to The Bahamas with the recent EAA Air Venture Conference in
OshKosh, Wisconsin, which climaxed July 31, 2017.
Murray, a flight instructor and operator of a flying squad in South
Africa said that he was “captivated by the beauty of The Bahamas and
began enquiring into flying there”.
In searching the internet
for flying instructors to The Bahamas, he was directed to The Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism & Aviation’s (MOT) website, Bahamas.com, where
he was able to get all the necessary information. He then requested
Taste of Port Lucaya event boosts GB Economy
- Aug 4, 2017 - 12:58:56 PM
Residents and visitors on Grand Bahama Island got their first "Taste of
Port Lucaya" in Count Bassie Square at the Port Lucaya Marketplace.
event, which was a collective effort by the Ministry of Tourism &
Aviation, BTC, the Grand Bahama Port Authority, the Grand Bahama Island
Promotion Board, and Port Lucaya, among other corporate
sponsors/vendors, was spearheaded by the Office of the Prime Minister
with the aim of boosting the economy of Grand Bahama Island....
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism statement on reorganization & strategic
- Aug 2, 2017 - 3:41:28 PM
The Ministry of Tourism is currently undergoing a reorganization and
strategic planning exercise to rationalize its activities and plans
moving forward. After careful analysis of the budget for fiscal
2017/2018 and review of the organizational structure it is critical that
we implement cost-cutting strategies within the Ministry of Tourism as
in this reorganizational phase, it is imperative that costs are reduced
and efficiencies increased given that seventy-five percent of our budget
is fixed costs with few dollars left for marketing, promotion and
Bahamas Participation at 2017 EAA AirVenture OshKosh
- Aug 2, 2017 - 9:12:43 AM
“ The Bahamas’ exhibit at the 65thAnnual Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Fly In and Convention, held July 23-31, 2017 at the Wittman Regional Airport in OshKosh, Wisconsin was incredibly successful”, says Greg Rolle, pilot and Sr. Director, of Sports and Vertical Markets, Ministry of Tourism & Aviation.
According to organizers of EAA, the weeklong event, which included over 500 industry exhibitors, more than 500,000 aviation enthusiasts, and in excess of 15,400 airplanes, exceeded all previous years records...